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A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more
Exercising ; Hernias: Exercising does not usually cause hernias. Rather, exercising may cause previously asymptomatic hernias to become progressively larger and/or more symptomatic. Aerobic and cardiovascular type exercises have minimal effect. However strength and resistance exercises that increase pressure within the abdomen will cause hernias to generally enlarge and become progressively more symptomatic. ...Read more
High strain exercise: Exercises that involve straining against a closed diaphragm can lead to hernias in someone prone to them. These are exercises where you are holding your breath and straining to lift. These forces strain muscle fibers and can lead to weakening of the muscle and the tough fibrous sheaths around them, and then, a hernia. If you suspect a hernia, see your doctor. ...Read more
Usually none: There is no particular exercise that is more likely to cause a hernia compared to another. Hernias can come from activity, but typically only in genetically susceptible individuals. Since there is no genetic test, i would simply not worry about it. Only limit your exercise based on how you tolerate it, and use common sense - it goes a long way. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Most hernias: Occur spontaneously with no cause or reason. Sometimes hernias are associated with repetitive heavy lifting, obesity or past pregnancy. Most common location of hernias are the groins or umbilical region. The cause of one type of hernia can be an incisionsl hernia caused by previous surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: A traumatic event that causes a rib injury could cause a muscular rent, which is , by definition, a hernia. A bulge on the side of a rib injury could also be due to some muscle laxity, which could be contributed to some degree of denervation associated with trauma. This can also be caused by herpetic infection (shingles.) a good physical exam can define a hernia. Good luck. ...Read more
For Those At Risk: People are either born w/hernias (most commonly) or develop them as a "wear&tear" phenomenon. For those in the latter category, heavy lifting certainly can predispose them to developing hernias. Therefore, if one has a strong family history of hernias, it may be best to lift less. Otherwise, enjoy but listen to your body. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I do kapalbhati pranayama every morning for 30 minutes with medium force. I feel very Comfortable after this. Can this cause hernia in future.?
Pranayama: 30 minutes daily sounds like a lot for me but I am likely not as familiar w/yogic practices as you. Anything is possible and I see that you have mvp. Please consider getting clearance from your primary care doctor. MVP may be more of an issue than potential for hernia. Keep up the healthy lifestyle but under doc guidance. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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